Need some advice...I recently have been accepted to both the PSU and the UNC online programs. Currently I'm debating whether to choose UNC which is ~50K more than PSU based on namesake, alumni etc. To give context, I currently am a mid level Finance exec who's had +20yrs on the job experience. I have a position in a large company and the MBA is to help achieve the next level whether it be w/in my current company or whether i choose to move to another. That said, does it REALLY matter which school i choose at this point in my career/life? I understand younger candidates lean toward the UNC name or are able to apply to the more traditional route. My bachelors is from UCLA and the only reason i did online, is due to the convenience as opposed to committing to a Stern or Columbia etc. Is it worth paying more for a higher ranked school and do most companies look at where you went..maybe if i decide to go into a hedge fund?
any thoughts out there would be greatly appreciated!